Functional Foods & Beverages
Functional foods and beverages are a leading market for product innovation and development. However, this product group also have strong historical basis. Ancient and modern cultures have recognized specific ingredients as having intrinsic value for improving health. This category of products is composed of bioactive foods that provide health benefits beyond their nutritional value. Colostrum is a perfect fit for functional foods and beverages because of its full spectrum of powerful components that are known to contribute to increased health and wellness. Colostrum, in its very nature, and through its diverse components, is abundant in nutrients essential for the human body. Colostrum formulations are designed to keep the ingredients closer to their naturally occurring state, to maximize the available health benefits.
Natural substances are key ingredients in the functional food market. Numerous colostral components can be utilized for increasing nutritional intake and improving health. The naturally occurring components in colostrum can be added to a myriad of finished functional food products.
This category represents one of the fastest growing markets for product development. The naturally occurring bioactive components in colostrum can be used in numerous beverage formulation recipes for energy drinks, smoothies, dairy-based beverages, and many other nutraceutical drinks.
Colostrum has specific components to assist athletic performance and recovery. Specific applications include endurance sports, anaerobic and aerobic training, and strength and power athletics.